One of 2002's most delightful musical surprises was Let's Leave This Town, the "brilliant" and "simply stunning" album of country folk duets by Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez, as Performing Songwriter praised it. Now with The Trouble With Humans, this "beautiful duo" (Nashville Tennessean) offereven further dynamism, depth, and sweet richness within their continuing collaboration.
When musical legend Taylor - writer of "Wild Thing" and "Angel Of The Morning," among many accomplishments - joined forces with Austin-reared, Berklee-trained fiddler and singer Carrie Rodriguez, what England's Country Music People calls "relationship magic" was born. Time and international touring have enriched their creative partnership, including three song collaborations between the veteran Taylor and stunning newcomer Rodriguez, who Vintage Guitar says "sound as if they were born to sing together." The seasoning makes this follow-up to one of last year's sleeper roots music hits into a pick among discerning consumers, critics and radio programmers.
Recorded in Boston and Austin, The Trouble With Humans features a core band of folk-rock stalwarts like Dave Mattacks of Fairport Convention along with Texas guests like Dixie Chicks producer Lloyd Maines on steel guitar, pianist Earl Poole Ball (Johnny Cash) and Telecaster guitar legend Redd Volkaert (Merle Haggard). The music complements the center stage enchantment of Taylor & Rodriquez, who once again create "some of the sweetest music imaginable" (England's Birmingham Evening Mail) and promise to woo countless new fans and buyers with The Trouble With Humans.
H. Kepler in Stereo 1 / 04: "Der Autor des Welthits "Wild
Thing" und seine junge Kollegin aus Texas turteln hier
in sexknisternden Songs zwischen Folk, Country und Honky-
tonk, erzeugen eine erotische Spannung, die wohl nur
Hörer aus Holz nicht vernehmen werden."